Monday, June 17, 2024

30th Anniversary for Mr. Big’s Lean Into It

An ever-green album of 80s style hair band rock, American supergroup Mr. Big’s second studio album, Lean into It, has transcended the years – And now in 2021, 30 years young, the hit album has been remastered for a 16th July release as part of its anniversary celebrations.

Featuring vocalist Eric Martin, guitarist, Paul Gilbert, bass player Billy Sheehan and drummer Pat Torpey, Lean Into It proved the band’s breakthrough album.

Lean Into It peaked at number 15 on the Billboard 200 charts, while the single ‘To Be with You’ became the band’s first and only song to hit number 1 on the Billboard Hot 10. The follow-up single, ‘Just Take My Heart’, was a Top-20 hit, peaking at number 16 on the Billboard Hot 100. Both hit singles worldwide.

The million-selling album also contains the popular tracks ‘Daddy, Brother, Lover, Little Boy’, ‘Alive And Kickin’ and ‘Green Tinted Sixties Man’.

With Lean Into ItMr. Big showed they could strip away all the flash and extended solos to create well-written songs with rhythm, groove and good melodies, making the band one of the iconic new wave of progressive “musician’s bands” who could play mind-blowing complicated riffs on their instruments at lightning speeds.

evoXS is remastering the album using hi-resolution digital transfers from the original analogue master tapes and will be manufactured as a MQA-CD, hybrid SACD, 180g vinyl LP and hi-res digital. The hybrid SACD plays on both SACD and regular CD players.

MQA is an award-winning technology that delivers the sound of the studio. MQA-CD plays on all CD players. When a conventional CD player is connected to an MQA-enabled device, the CD will reveal the original master quality.

The SACD has a multi-track mix in 5.1 sound which provides the ultimate sound quality experience. The MQA-CD version includes 2 discs – Disc 1 contains the remastered tracks from the original album and Disc 2 contains unreleased and hard to find bonus tracks, along with minus bass and minus guitar tracks, especially made for musicians to jam with.

If you were impressed 30 years ago, it sounds like you will be again… For those too young to have experienced Mr. Big first time round, it’s never too late.

You can pre-order Lean Into It (30th Anniversary) by clicking here and you check out the 4K remastered classic video for ‘To Be With You’ right here at RAMzine.

Paul H Birch
Paul H Birch
RAMzine Senior Writer - Writer of fiction, faction and fact, has edited several newsstand magazines. He declares himself a hack for hire but refuses to compromise on the subject of music.

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